Infrared Help Please (2 pics with 5700)

Started Jul 12, 2004 | Discussions thread
Austin_316 Senior Member • Posts: 1,932
One thing I didn't see mentioned is...

Use the noise reduction feature since your exposure is slower than 1/30th second AND use a smaller aperture. I would use f8 or smaller.

Well because Infra red had a mush different focus depth. The small aperture will help correct that.
Also avoid using much telephoto for the same reason
Good luck!

tevern wrote:

I've seen some good looking IR shots on pbase, so thought I'd take
the plunge. Purchased a Hoya 67mm R72 filter for my 5700 and used
the Nikon adapters that I already had.

The first thing I noticed is that BOY, IS IT DARK with the filter
on. Today, I went to friends house at the lake and took several
pictures in the bright sunlight, and used exposure times of 1/2 to
1 second. I'm linking to one scene taken with regular lens, and
the same scene with IR lens. To me the IR photo seems to be not in
focus. Is that because the there was a slight breeze, or am I
missing something else.

I've processed each photo in PS7, using only Auto Levels (on both),
and USM of 100/2/1 on the 'regular' photo. I then resized them.

Oh, I also noticed, for the first time, that I have several hot
spots in my camera.

Any suggestions, comments, etc are welcome. Thanks,

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